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Waterlily

Floating Poetry on a pond Slowly unfold its mysterious petals Water sparkles, reflecting the sun Playing…

My Last Reviews of 2021

Debi Ennis Binder, Summerbird Rises Fairy-Tale with Bold and Strange Creatures Summerbird Asii lives in a…

Christmas Glow?

*** Warm and peaceful Sweet and hopeful Dreams abound on certain days Will they wither? Will…

Reviews Revue

Sue Barnard, The Missing Years, Heathcliff Inspired Historical Fiction Despised by his beloved Catherine, uneducated Heathcliff…

Columbine

Columbine and Harlequin * Pennants flying in the breeze Pastel colours For pantomime dancers Hiding behind…

Are Diamonds a Girl’s Best Friend?

Does a dame need diamonds? Does a lady? Not really. It isn’t carbon or precious stones…

Mistletoe

* Try to find mistletoe Not for kissing but To take it in oath Such plants…

Winter Berries by Lynne Henderson

Lynne’s gorgeous work It has been a great pleasure to follow Lynne’s thoughts about painting and…

Newest Reviews

Kevin Ansbro, The Fish That Climbed a Tree Literary Tour de Force of Magical Realism Henry…

Tempestuous Tulip

* Flower of love and of greed and of scorn Perfect, enduring, a symbol ignored Crown…

Parrot Tulips by Lynne Henderson

Take a look at these beautiful and lifelike tulips, Painted by Lynne Henderson. I find it…

Beauty and the Beasts

When I look in the mirror, what do I see? A scrawny half-starved girl or a…

Green and pink butterfly

*** A breathless minute, a magical moment Occurred in a flash of flittering wings The porcelain…

Monarch Butterfly and Wildflowers

I’m delighted to welcome Lynne Henderson back with another painting – the second in the current…

Humanity?

St Michael V Satan by Georgio Vasari Life is an enigma. We love because we can’t…

Peony

*** I’m pleased to start another series of paintings by a fellow author. I admire Lynne…

Review Update

David Toft, A Gift of Butterflies Paranormal Thriller Four young people venture into the woods at…

Gentian

Violet and bell-like Upstanding and brave Azure and white, or yellow and slight Buds as small…

Reflections in a Tree

Watercolour © HMH, 2000 I painted this watercolour in 2000 but wasn’t too happy with it.…

Delight in Imperfections?

Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard The good thing about working intensively on a…

Kaleidoscope

*** People must populate Patterns perpetuate: Humans defy humility But prosper and spread Speeding through centuries…

Autumnal Seaview

My Sketch I spent a large part of yesterday on this new painting, using an old…

Review Segment

Joseph Ferguson, Shillelagh Law Questions of Life and Death. Snakes and Snails and Puppy-dog Tails – growing…

Eros

Impetuous whispered adorable phrases, Erotic delight and eager embraces Encourages sympathy, calls for seduction, Which brings…

The Provocation

What made people try their hand at story writing? Why would anybody write? When? How did…